Why Dylan O'Brien Hasn't Been The Same Since Maze Runner
The Maze Runner franchise turned Dylan O’Brien into a promising young star. However, the final film in the series stalled his meteoric rise to the top. Here's why Dylan O'Brien hasn't been the same since Maze Runner: The Death Cure.
Dylan O'Brien got his start on MTV's Teen Wolf. He played fan favorite Stiles Stilinski, best friend to teen werewolf Scott McCall, and served as a source of comic relief. As the show evolved, Stiles became more serious and emotional, and O'Brien was able to show skill at horror, drama, and romance, alongside Stiles' usual goofy antics.
Like all good things, Teen Wolf came to an end in 2017. But O'Brien was already on to bigger and better things. Young, talented, and easy on the eyes, O'Brien was a prime candidate for the growing demand for heartthrob actors to star in young adult novel-inspired movies.
In 2013, he was cast as the lead in The Maze Runner, effectively propelling him into big screen stardom
First released in 2014, The Maze Runner film series followed the trend found in dystopian young adult novels. The story is set in a post-apocalyptic society, where the world is controlled by an all-powerful organization that the plucky main character and his band of unlikely friends must fight against. Sound familiar?
Both movies were adrenaline-filled sci-fi romps that made back their budget threefold upon release. But what about the third and final film, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, you ask? Well, that's where things got complicated for Dylan O'Brien.
Acting can be dangerous, especially when an actor does their own stunts. The cast and crew on the set of Maze Runner: The Death Cure found that out the hard way when a stunt involving series lead Dylan O'Brien went terribly wrong. Keep watching the video to see why Dylan O'Brien hasn't been the same since Maze Runner!
Teen Wolf | 0:16
The Maze Runner series | 1:07
O'Brien's horrible accident | 1:52
The healing process | 2:50
The physical toll | 3:32
American Assassin | 4:31
Returning to The Death Cure | 5:28
That Maze Runner stunt | 6:04
The future is bright | 6:37
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